Only 12 Days Until Christmas!
For those who may not have seen them yet, here’s a picture of Kim’s professionally wrapped Christmas presents. 🙂
On this day in 1636 the United States National Guard was created when militia regiments were organized by the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
In 1862 an estimated 11,000 Northern soldiers were killed or wounded when Union forces were defeated by Confederates under General Robert E. Lee, at the Battle of Fredericksburg.
In 1913 the Federal Reserve System was established.
In 1964, in El Paso, TX, President Johnson and Mexican President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz set off an explosion that diverted the Rio Grande River, reshaping the U.S.-Mexican border.
And in 1982 the Sentry Armored Car Company in New York discovered that $11 million had been stolen from its headquarters overnight. It was the biggest cash theft in U.S. history.
Quote of the Day
“What day is so dark that there is no ray of sunshine to penetrate the gloom?”
Today is this guy’s birthday.
Today is also Randy Owen’s birthday.
And this one is a request.